Source: InKunming | 2019-04-05 | Editor:谭石艳
[InKunming--Kunming] According to legend, in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water, when some leaves from the tree blew into the water. Shen Nung, a renowned herbalist, decided to try the infusion that his servant had accidentally created. The tree was a Camellia sinensis, and the resulting drink was what we now call tea.
—UK Tea and Infusions Association
Tea is native to China，and Chinese tea culture has a long history. In order to spread Chinese tea culture, Kunming Information Hub plans to launch a Pu’er (Pu-erh) tea tasting party on April 14 under the framework of “Unveiling Yunnan”. We recruit 9 foreigners to experience taste Pu’er tea and learn Chinese tea culture.
Pu'er tea is a fermented or fermentable kind of tea that is famed for its aging potential. There are two main categories of pu'er tea: the dark and earthy ripe (or shu) pu'er is the most common kind in the west; raw (or sheng) pu'er is quite close to green or yellow tea when it's young, but it'll change in incredible ways when aged properly for enough years.
Enough about the basic information of Pu’er tea, do you want to sip a cup of dark and earthy ripe pu'er tea? Are you interested to appreciate tea culture performance? Are you willing to acquire the essential skill of making a cup of good tea? If all the answers are yes, just reply “your country + name” behind the the post before April 13. The former 9 foreigners can get the chance to taste nice Pu’er tea for free.
By the way, you can visit Yunnan Kangle Wholesale Tea Market, which has made a series of achievements since its establishment in 2004. It is the designated market of Ministry of Agriculture, the “double-hundred market” of Ministry of Commerce, National integrity market, Yunnan Famous Brand, and the first national intellectual property protection standardized market in Yunnan.
Anyway, it will be a wonderful journey with Pu’er tea as there are countless tea lovers from ancient times to the present. You can tell people how you like Pu’er tea after join the party. Let us see how others said first.
“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis
“Tea is the magic key to the vault where my brain is kept.”
― Frances Hardinge
“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”
― Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living
Time: April 14th 14 o'clock
Address:Yunnan Kangle Wholesale Tea Market(No.188 Guannan Road, Kunming city, Yunnan province)
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